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Tickets for November Friday the 13th and selected dates in October are on sale now!

Since her death, millions of people have visited her home and many report the sightings of ghosts. Was the house built solely as a monument to the dead or do the phantoms Sarah communed with in life, or perhaps Sarah herself, still lurk nightly in the maze-like corridors of the Winchester Mystery House™?

The tradition of Sarah Winchester’s bizarre legacy continues...

Tickets for special events are available in advance online.
Special 55 minute Flashlight Tours of the Winchester Mansion are given every Friday the 13th and on select evenings in October. You'll tour the rambling, mysterious mansion at night with only the moonlight, a souvenir flashlight, and your imagination to provide illumination through the bewildering maze of rooms and stairways. But watch your back, Sarah could be waiting around any turn. This is one open house you’ll never forget.

With admission, also enjoy extra entertainment on the estate from awe-inspiring magicians, to balloon artists, to caricature illustrators! Entertainment varies per evening, all entertainment is included in the cost of your ticket - limited availability, first come, first served on items such as caricature art.

In 2015 we will celebrate Friday the 13th in the months of February, March, and November.

Due to the popularity of the Flashlight Tours, we highly recommend you purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets for November 13th and selected dates in October are on sale now! This event WILL sell out and when it does, tickets will not be available at the Box Office on the night of the event.


Friday the 13th Honorary Bell Ringing Ceremony

In tribute to Mrs. Winchester’s fascination with the number 13, celebrity Bell Ringers sound the old tower bell 13 times at 1300 hours (1:00pm) every Friday the 13th. Past Honorary Bell Ringers have included Dan Boyle from the SJ Sharks, Bela Karoyli and Shannon Miller of Olympic gymnastics fame, KRTY's morning hosts Gary Scott Thomas & Julie Stevens, and professional Ultimate Frisbee star Beau Kittredge from the San Jose Spiders. In February 2015 we gave our Facebook fans the chance to be our Honorary Bell Ringer by entering our Facebook contest.

Roberta Gonzales - Our Honorary Bell Ringer in March 2015!

On March 13th five-time Emmy award-winning Roberta Gonzales rang the bell of the Winchester Mystery House 13 times at 1300 hours. Roberta Gonzales is the early morning and noon weather anchor and mobile weather reporter at CBS 5 and KCBS Radio. She is also the host of her own weekly segment “Where’s Roberta” on CBS 5 which features people and highlights communities and events in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. For more information about Roberta Gonzales click HERE.


Come celebrate the Victorian “Spirit of Christmas” at Sarah Winchester’s glorious mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy dozens of trees & wreaths and over a thousand feet of garland gracing the fireplaces and stairways. The festive glow of 100,000 sparkling lights and the sounds of Christmas Music and Carolers warmly welcome you and filling the air and your heart.

Our traditional year-round 65-minute daytime tours of Mrs. Winchester’s 160-room mansion are offered daily from 9am-5pm and will have a touch of Christmas Spirit throughout!

Don’t miss our special holiday evening tours! Join our guided 50-minute “Spirit of Christmas Tours” through the festive Mansion and learn about the history of a Victorian Christmas at the mysterious Mansion along with the more philanthropic side of Mrs. Winchester, while the festive sights and sounds set you in the mood for the season. This is the perfect place to start a wonderful holiday tradition for the whole family. Our special holiday tours start at 5:20pm and are offered on selected evenings in December

More Fun Activities:
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas Carolers
  • Victorian Characters
  • Family Christmas Photos
  • Hot Cider to warm you up

Don’t forget to stop in our Gift Shop for ornaments and gifts you won’t find anywhere else, such as vintage toys, Western items, jewelry and decorative glassware.


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Wander through 110 of the 160 rooms of this Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress. Tour the estate daily. Keep up to date on all the happenings, worldly and otherwise, only with the exclusive "13th Hour" newsletter.

Sarah often used the most current innovations in her home. For example, the Servant Call System, or "annunciator," allowed Mrs. Winchester to summon a servant from anywhere in the house. A card would drop showing the servant which room she was in so she could easily be found.